Subject: Re: NetBSD on Asus's EeePC
To: Quentin Garnier <email@example.com>
From: Zafer Aydogan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/19/2007 11:13:03
2007/11/19, Quentin Garnier <email@example.com>:
> Hi all,
> For those wondering about the Eee , I've been playing with the one I've
> bought on Thursday, and here is the status of using NetBSD on it.
> The things that don't work out of the box in -current are the Ethernet
> interface and the wireless interface. That's a bummer. I haven't tried
> X yet, though, but I expect X.org and the Intel driver to work somewhat
> well. (Maybe I'm a fool.)
> I had ACPI-related trouble with NetBSD 4.0 RC2, which means it migt very
> well be fixed in 4.0 RC4. Now that I have networking on it, I'll be
> able to test kernels more easily.
> I also have trouble with apm@acpi. I'll check in a fix/workaround for
> that which consists in delaying its enumeration of sensors to a later
> time (when interrupts are enabled). My (now two) Asus laptops have
> trouble with apm poking at envsys stuff before interrupts are enabled,
> and I know of some other people having trouble with it.
> As for the Ethernet device, I now have a working driver. It's not
> complete yet and needs some clean up, but the real trouble is that the
> only documentation I had was a Linux GPL driver. I'll try to reach
> Atheros about it, but in the meantime I won't publish it.
> David Young told me that an update of net80211 and ath(4) from FreeBSD
> should allow the wireless device to be used. If anyone wishes to work
> on it, please be my guest. I will probably have a try at it, but I was
> lucky enough to have this week-end almost completely free, that might
> not reproduce before long.
> That pretty much sums it up. All in all, the Eee is a nice device.
>  http://eeepc.asus.com/
> Quentin Garnier.
Very cool. Can you post your dmesg ?